I didn't think about the fact I'd scheduled my first newsletter to go out on Inauguration Day, but that's what happened, and so yesterday it went live. Despite it being not exactly a spend-your-time-checking-emails kinda day, I still feel like it was successful, and now I'm way more confident with the whole process than I… Continue reading First Live Newsletter When?
I did it, Dear Readers: I created a mailing list. It should have been easy, at least that was the impression I got from all the forum posts by other self-published authors, but my gods was it absolutely not. Every step took me in a different direction where I had to complete five sub-steps and… Continue reading I Finally Have A Mailing List!
I needed a pick me up for the end of the year, and for me that is sharing with you, Dear Reader, the upcoming, long-awaited (by me), first in my first series, cover of The Weary Traveler. As always, she was done by the talented and wonderful Anna at EerilyFair Design, and I couldn't be… Continue reading Cover Reveal: The Weary Traveler (Vacancy Book One)
This is not a question that anyone is probably asking, but just in case I wanted to put this out there: I privatized all my Vacancy posts. The written web serial is no more in anticipation of the release of The Vacancy Series of novels I'll be publishing in 2021. There are a few reasons… Continue reading Where Did Vacancy Go?
From what I understand, book sales traditionally fall into the toilet around the holidays, or at least ebook and self-published book sales do. That makes sense: people are buying things for others, we don't typically give digital gifts, and self-published stuff is usually too genre-heavy and niche to give as a present anyway. None of… Continue reading Happy Cyber Monday, Maybe Buy A Book?
I got the proof copy in almost immediately, and then turned around and approved it right away (a second too fast actually because I found a mistake, had to redo the file, wait til the mistake-riddled one was approved, then reupload and wait for a second Amazon approval. The long and short of that is… Continue reading The Association Is Out In Paperback
I don't always pat myself on the back, but today, oh today, I am absolutely slapping the shit out of myself because The Association is finally here, it's out, and it's on time! Happy Halloween to me! I didn't think, Dear Reader, that it was going to happen between my mouth nonsense, Bart's vet appointments,… Continue reading The Association is Here!
My third novel, The Association, comes out today, and I'd like to share with you, Dear Reader, the first chapter. Join Ivy as she tries to unravel the mysteries of Avalon Estates before they unravel her. CHAPTER 1 Look presentable. Presentable? When had Ivy Sylvan ever not looked presentable? The thought screamed through her mind, her grip… Continue reading The Association – An Excerpt
Along with a couple familiar ones, I picked up a new beta reader for The Association, and she asked me for a list of trigger warnings before she started reading. If you're unfamiliar with the term, a trigger warning is typically a short list of possibly traumatic material within a piece of media. An example… Continue reading Trigger Warnings and Self Publishing
Hiss, hiss, bitch! It's finally October and that means it's release month! As always, this beautiful cover was done by Anna Lena Spies at Eerily Fair Cover Design. I adore her and her work, and if you're in the market for custom or premade fantasy or romance work, she is amazing! The Association is coming… Continue reading The Association – Cover Reveal